Broomehill top-gun shearer Damien Boyle was best on the boards at the 21st Dyson Jones Corrigin Shears on Saturday, winning the open final against a line-up of some of WA’s best shearers.
WAFarmers has rebutted Australian Wool Innovation’s push for more revenue and encouraged its woolgrower members to vote for a 1.5 per cent levy in this year’s WoolPoll.
Nominations are now open for three independent director positions on the WoolProducers Australia board.
Shorn wool production for WA is estimated to increase to 56.9 million kilograms in 2021-22, a good start to the season which produce heavier fleece weights.
Peak woolgrower representative body WoolProducers Australia is advocating a 1.5 per cent levy vote in this year’s WoolPoll.
An agriculture and rural development specialist has questioned the validity of the latest independent review of performance of Australian Wool Innovation.
A WA wool buyer has launched a line of woollen polo shirts with the hope of dressing corporates and mining employees in the “quality” fibre.
WA shearing contractors faced with a second season of COVID labour shortages are confident they will get all the sheep shorn with an influx of New Zealand shed hand staff in recent weeks.
Katanning youngster Makaela Knapp has been given a “huge opportunity” after being appointed one of two WoolProducers Australia Raising the Baa Youth Ambassadors.
Canberra-based communications and policy consultant Angela Byron was appointed to the board of the Australian Wool Growers Association this month and will bring a new perspective.
Wool industry figures are positioning for a place on the Australian Wool Innovation board with at least one seat to become available after Colette Garnsey announced she would retire.
Senior journalist Shannon Verhagen won the overall award and editor Cally Dupe took out a highly commended award for a vibrant picture of three children in a wheat crop.
An Australian integrity wool scheme has joined forces with a South African-based organisation with similar goals to ensure greater integrity and traceability throughout the supply chain.
A Badgingarra shearing and woolhandling school offering beginners’ and improvers’ programs has been labelled a success with some graduates picking up jobs straight after.
The Perth Royal Show has canned its prestigious fleece competition this year, blaming logistical issues and staffing shortages.
Australian Wool Innovation has bolstered its $2.5 million investment in creating the first flystrike vaccine, this week announcing it had pumped another $650,000 into the cause.
Non-mulesed wool production looks set to remain a contentious issue with Australian woolgrowers with Australian Wool Innovation’s new boss saying there is a lack of market clarity on the issue.
An initiative to encourage consumers to exercise wearing Merino wool to drive brands partnered with The Woolmark Company was a success with 150,000 people taking active interest in the website.
Australian woolgrowers have been urged to start thinking about what wool levy they would like to pay to Australian Wool Innovation for the next three years.
Experienced board director Samantha Hogg will swap her role troubleshooting COVID-19 issues forhelping Austrlian Wool Innovation run its board election process this year.
A strong wool fleece from a WA-bred Poll Merino ram was sashed with the WA fleece champion ribbon at the Australian Fleece Competition in Bendigo, Victoria, last Friday .
Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre has cast a global net to find partners to “fast-track” the commercialisation of its oat noodle and oat rice products.
It is anticipated to open new export markets for local growers and provide an opportunity to fetch above-auction prices for their clip.
WA’s tight-knit shearing industry is considering an overhaul of its shearer and woolhandler training regime, with an eastern states model in its sights.
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